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alerted u.s. officials several days before the crisis began. >> thank you. joining me live, former defense secretary don rumsfeld is with us. mr. secretary, thank you for joining us. do you think john mccain is right that in fact the president doesn't understand putin's ambition? >> well, sean, most of the discussion that's taking place is what's putin doing today, what should we do today. all this chatter about the world and the united nations. the cold hard facts are, it was syria, iran. it could be more activity in the prs and the south china sea. what's really happening is, the central problem is american weakness. we're managing our economy like juveniles and telling the world that in the next decade or two, we're not going to be there. we're cutting back our defense fund funds. when eisenhower and kennedy were in office, we spent 10% gdp on foreign defense. we're sending a signal that america's weak, we're in decline and weakness is bro voktive. we've created a leadership vacuum in the world he's being filled like putin, it will be filled like other putin like people. you think of ma
industry you better be brushing up your resume. >> the defense secretary said we would cut back our army levels to the lowest since 1940. let's just take a trip down memory lane, and listen to george w. bush and john f. kennedy. take a listen. >> we shall pay any price, bear any burden. meet any hardship. support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. >> further deep cuts cannot be made without seriously endangering the security of the nation. >> my budget includes the largest increase in defense spending in two decades. because while the price of freedom and security is high it is never too high. whatever it costs to defend our country we will pay. >> and then chuck hagel said this week, yeah, we probably are not going to be the most dominant force on planet earth anymore. >> it makes me very uncomfortable. i'm a big defense kind of person, america can do a lot. think what happened yesterday. the president of the united states had his republican secretary of defense, be the e one, to cover, the draw down troops in america. guess what they did tod
was killed while running for defense. so that is a defense? kimberly guilfoyle, what do you think? will it work? >> no, i get it. she is going to use the name and whatever she can to kind of say look, this is what i have done. i believe what she was trying to say is these are the positive things i've done so this this jury would go easy on her. but the kennedys, man, they have gotten a lot of breaks, remember michael skakel? there was pretty good evidence they cut him some slack because he was related to the kennedys. >> and you have chappaquidick, the whole family rallies, they remind everybody they're catholic. >> she is trying to do everything they can in a court of law. >> can she say i meant to take this medicine but i took an ambien instead. >> well, you can say that, this case is getting a lot of attention, i think we know why. she is certainly entitled to put forth any defense she wants. this is a serious case in terms of people getting behind the wheel impaired. but it is a first time offender case being tried at the state level. >> is it believable to you? >> do i think
. it punishes the troops to reward fat cat defense contractors who sell the taxpayers -- i'm getting a little tired of hearing that inaccurate comment about going back to preworld war ii levels in 1940. it's worse than that. if we go back to the 440 -- or 450,000 troops we had in 1940. in 1940, an infantry division had a much smaller tail. less overhead, fewer systems to be maintained, smaller staffs. that division put a lot of rifle men up front. today a division equivalent. the bringing aids, they have this incredible and important tail, technical infrastructure. it puts fewer rifle men up front. if you go down to 440,000 or lower, you're going to have an army that not only is unready and incapable of fighting any major wars, and even strain -- >> are the pentagon officials -- >> let me just say, it's going to have 100,000 shooters in that army. >> officials said yesterday they're assuming more risks and they're acknowledging more troops would probably die, that's what the pentagon said yesterday, as per the new york times. >> let me first of all say i want to agree with the colonel on the
it in butterfly valley? sure. can i watch it in glimmering lake? you call that defense?! come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertainment operating system, only from xfinity. >>> welcome back to this special edition of "hannity." and defense secretary chuck hagel announced they would propose two military changes, in other words, gut the military. now it is raising national security concerns. >> american dominance in the seas and skies can no longer be taken for granted. >> much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military or support for our troops. >> there is no sense of division except for a political strategy. that is like cancelling your fire insurance to prevent fires. >> tying our hands and future presidents and an ability to address whatever threat there is. >> what we're trying to do is solve our financial problems on the backs of our military. >> i'm for spending more money on troops and less on equipment. >> and i'm for more men and women getting money in their paychecks and more benefits. >> and we bring back our studio audie
. and then of course the concessions we denied the missile defense to poland and the czech republic. and the reset is that the russian president takes on edward snowden. the next red line was syria, and has this turned out to be a failure? and what is the ramification if it was a reset? >> obama instead has chosen to -- adopt this m.o. of leading from behind, whatever the heck that means. because the rest of the forward, looking for that shining city on the hill. looking for the country they can emulate. they're not seeing that anymore in america because of obama's weak leadership, leading from behind. that makes no sense. what is going on in a greater sense here is other countries finally taking advantage of that weakness in america at this point. because our commander in chief does not understand the peace through strength that so many of us want to get back to. that is the only way that our world will be safer, more secure. >> well, if you go back to what chuck hagel said, the era that america is going to lead in the sea and air and space. if that era is gone, he said we're cutting our troops.
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